The Rincon branch of the Live Oak Public Library will close on Sundays, beginning Sept. 6. "Due to a 5 percent reduction in our budget this year, following three years of flat funding, it is no longer possible to maintain the high level of service that Effingham County residents have come to expect," said library director Christian Kruse. Kruse added the Sunday close will remain in effect until further notice. "We look forward to resuming ...
The Georgia State Patrol is investigating a single-vehicle accident that claimed the life of a Springfield woman Wednesday morning.
A Richmond Hill Marine killed in Afghanistan earlier this month is being remembered as a good man, a devoted family man and a true patriot.
Rincon City Council approved a new ordinance aimed at preventing public drunkenness. The previous ordinance required that alcohol be in possession if a person is in a public place. The new ordinance prohibits people from being under the influence and intoxicated on the public ways, such as alleys and streets, and sitting in a car if the car's not moving and sitting in a car intoxicated on public streets. The new ordinance doesn't require a ...
It's built to handle a lot - and that's just what its inhabitants and owners want.
The Georgia Department of Public Safety announced Friday the activity totals for the week-long concentrated patrols with four other Southeastern states in the "Take Back Our Highways" program.
To the applause from the county employees in attendance, Effingham County commissioners approved a budget that includes pay raises for its workers.
As the Effingham Industrial Development Authority begins to think about the future of Research Forest Tract, it also has to find the answer to a question about the sprawling parcel - how to get in and out of there.
Billy Currington, country music star from Effingham County, and his band narrowly missed tragedy Saturday when a ferocious storm toppled the main stage at the Big Valley Country Music Jamboree in Alberta, Canada.
With children returning to school over the next few weeks, the Georgia State Patrol is reminding drivers to be alert when traveling in school zones and near school bus stops.
USDA Farm Service Agency Administrator Jonathan Coppess has announced that biomass conversion facilities can begin signing up to participate in the Biomass Crop Assistance Program, which will help increase production of renewable energy.
Motorists are being advised to avoid the following areas because of flooding and downed trees and power lines.
Rincon Police Chief Mike Bohannon gave a reminder at Monday night's City Council meeting for citizens to be mindful of school speed zones around the city.
The Board of Assessors adopted the new cost schedule on land for 2009 at their special called meeting on June 29. They reviewed and approved the new values on the 2009 digest.
A new survey conducted by the Consumer Federation of America, National Association of Consumer Agency Administrators and North American Consumer Protection Investigators identified the top 10 consumer complaints in the nation for 2008.
Residents and crews were back at work Tuesday morning, clearing away and cleaning up the damage from a powerful storm that thundered through central and eastern Effingham County on Monday night.
A ribbon cutting will be held Aug. 12 at 10:30 a.m. for an i-house at Green Bridge Farm.
SOCIAL CIRCLE-Tom Patrick is walking across a chalk prairie on Oaky Woods Wildlife Management Area, pointing out plants that should or shouldn't be there and occasionally wiping at sweat raised by the sweltering summer morning.
gles and 227 airmen from the 4th Fighter Wing/333rd Fighter Squadron have deployed to the Combat Readiness Training Center (CRTC) in Savannah and will begin executing flight training missions immediately. These airmen and their aircraft are typically based at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in North Carolina.
All lanes of Highway 17 north are now open.
Effingham County commissioners have approved a contract extension for service on the county's vehicles - but it's a function they may want to take another look at down the road.
Effingham County commissioners are vowing to take a closer look at who can take county-owned vehicles home at night.
The Effingham Chamber of Commerce awarded checks totaling $18,000 in tourism grants to three Effingham County organizations. Checks were awarded to the Historic Effingham Society, the Georgia Salzburger Society and to the Jerusalem Lutheran Church for various tourism related projects.
Effective Aug. 15, the Savannah Social Security office will be open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. - a reduction of 30 minutes each weekday.
One man is dead following a two-car accident Thursday afternoon in southern Effingham County.
If Effingham County voters get the chance to determine if they want to retain the at-large county commission chairman post next year, it won't be a full-time position.
All four phases of the Effingham Parkway are headed to the full regional transportation roundtable for approval after the executive committee approved what is known as the constrained draft list.
State legislators discussed the pollution of the Ogeechee River, as well as the job security of about 500 people who are employed by a textiles treatment plant being blamed by some for a massive fish kill in May.
Jeff Northway is out as mayor of Springfield, following a judge's ruling handed down Monday.
Effingham County commissioners have approved what they hope will be the final version for county commission and school board districts.